Peroneus brevis tendon tear - boomerang sign

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Lateral ankle pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Longitudinal split tear of peroneus brevis in the retromalleolar groove, which is wrapped partially around an intact peroneus longus tendon (boomerang sign). Small peroneal tendon sheath effusion. 

Case Discussion

Peroneus brevis tendon tears can be acute or chronic, and may be asymptomatic or associated with lateral ankle pain and/or instability.

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Case information

rID: 70426
Published: 23rd Aug 2019
Last edited: 23rd Aug 2019
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